Baxter, William.


sive syllabus etymologicus antiquitatum veteris Britannić atque Ibernić, temporibus Romanorum. Auctore Willielmo Baxter, Cornavio, Scholae Merciariorum Praefecto. Accedunt viri cl. D. Edvardi Luidii, Cimeliarchae Ashmol. Oxon. de fluviorum, montium, urbium, &c. In Britanniâ Nominibus, Adversaria Posthuma. Londini Impensis T. Woodward ... 1733.
2nd Ed. [viii] + xii + [iv] + 277pp. + [xix]. Engraved port. frontis., dec. initial letters and heapieces. Latin text. Light browning, inscription to t.p., ex.-libris John Cule, double gilt ruled calf, leading corners scuffed, gilt ruled spine with later gilt lettered morocco label to chipped spine with loss, joints cracking, surface cracking to calf. First published in 1718. ESTC T143103 ‘Printed by William Bowyer; his records show 500 copies printed. Alston, XI.61. Maslen & Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 1937.’ William Baxter (1650–1723). ODNB ‘... he was best known for his [above work]. Although he had begun the Glossarium as early as 1702, an ailing Baxter required the aid of Moses Williams to see it through the press in 1719. It was greeted with some hostility: Thomas Hearne, for one, opined that Baxter built 'wholly upon Fancy, without Authority' (Remarks, 7.37). A second edition was published, with some additions of material from William Stukeley and Edward Lhuyd, in 1733 ...’
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